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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Ruminations on Arch Desiderata

From: Paul Snively
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Ruminations on Arch Desiderata
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 23:12:57 -0700

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Hi Doran!

On Wednesday, September 17, 2003, at 09:52  PM, Doran Moppert wrote:

in this case, would you mind going off list, at least until you've read about
tla-grab and worked out some specific goals?

Sure; I have plenty of research to do at this point.

I don't like to flame, but DNS-SD, mDNS are _not_ relevant to arch as they deal with network-layer services. Another layer (a "well-known URL", if you can interpret that in the same way as "well-known service") will join that to
tla grab and then you're back on topic.

Well, that's still not clear to me, especially with the discovery that DNS-SD does actually define a mechanism for registering URLs as services, as well as other kinds of metadata. So it really is sensible to refer to an arch archive URL as an "arch service" in the sense that DNS-SD is a "service discovery system." It may remain the case that "tla grab" is the appropriate integration point, but I would expect the conversation as to a) whether that's the case, and b) if so, how it should be designed, to occur here.

On the other hand, mDNS clearly is irrelevant to the discussion apart from being the answer to the question "how do you reach your goal of configurationless operation?"

(on a positive note, I look forward to seeing tla grab married to a standard,
lower-level service and the concept maturing as a result)

Thanks--I'm heartened by the interest in the general subject and look forward to learning about tla grab and how all of this might come together.


Best regards,

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